Zvjezdan Radin

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Zvjezdan Radin
Personal information
Full nameZvjezdan Radin
Date of birth (1953-10-28) 28 October 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Rijeka, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
NK Rijeka
Senior career*
1972–1984 NK Rijeka 242 (7)
1984–1985 Kickers Offenbach 12 (1)
1985–1986 NK Zadar 17 (0)
1986–1988 NK Lučki Radnik
Teams managed
1990–1992 NK Rijeka U-21 (Assistant)
1994–1995 NK Rijeka
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Zvjezdan Radin is a former Croatian football player.



As a player, he was part of NK Rijeka's golden generation which won the Yugoslav Cup in 1978 and 1979. He was a defender and is the second most capped Rijeka player of all time with 621 appearances in all competitions. He also scored 15 goals during his time in Rijeka as he was a prolific free kick taker. Although one of Rijeka's most talented players, he never made an appearance for the Yugoslav national team due to biases in favour of players from the "big four" (Red Star Belgrade, Partizan Belgrade, Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split). [1] Radin also played abroad in Germany with 2. Bundesliga club Kickers Offenbach in the 1984–85 season. [2]

After retiring as a player at the age of 38, Radin became a coach and has managed HNK Rijeka during the 1994–95 season. Currently, he is the head of Rijeka's youth school.


NK Rijeka

Career statistics

As a player


Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupContinentalTotal
YugoslaviaLeague Yugoslav Cup League Cup Europe Total
1974-75 NK Rijeka Yugoslav First League 16000--160
1975-76 34110--351
1976-77 34120--361
1977-78 31150--361
1978-79 3036040403
1979-80 1601050220
1980-81 0000--00
1981-82 17020--190
1982-83 32130--351
1983-84 32030--350
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal League Cup Europe Total
1984-85 Kickers Offenbach 2. Bundesliga 12100--121
YugoslaviaLeague Yugoslav Cup League Cup Europe Total
1985-86 NK Zadar Yugoslav Second League - West 170----170

Managerial statistics

As of 23 May 2018 [4]
NK Rijeka June 1994March 1995221048045.45

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  1. Lazzarich, Marinko (2008) (in Croatian). Kantrida bijelih snova. Rijeka: Adamić. ISBN   978-953-219-393-0, pp. 387.
  2. Zvjezdan Radin at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  3. "Zvjezdan Radićstatistics". www.nk-rijeka.hr. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. "Managerial Statistics". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.